Sunday, November 25, 2007

Experience The Detroit Experiment

So last month, I had the opportunity to check out The Harlem Experiment, and it blew my mind. It left me wanting to check out the other two discs on the Experiment collection, so needless to say, I now own both of them. Today, let me tell you a little about The Detroit Experiment.

The series aims not so much to celebrate individual artists, or even specific genres. Rather its focus is on celebrating the musical contributions of entire cities. When most people think of Detroit, Motown comes to mind instantly, but that's not all that is has to offer. Enter The Detroit Experiment. It's a noble endeavor - distilling a wide array of soul, jazz, techno, hip hop, and gospel into a one hour CD.

To keep it real, producer Carl Craig sent out invitations to some of the cities talented performers, both old and new. Artists showed up, tapes were run, five days later the product was turned over to Carl, and he in turn turned over The Detroit Experiment to us. It flows, it grooves, it electrifies, (sometimes all at the same time) and most importantly, it documents a city's musical heritage.

The Detroit Experiment - Church : The Detroit Experiment

The Detroit Experiment - The Way We Make Music (with Athletic Mic League and Invincible)
: The Detroit Experiment

Go deep and order the vinyl.

Visit the label responsible for all this goodness: Ropeadope.

Some Motown grooves

Marvin Gaye - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) (live) : Marvin Gaye at the Copa

Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out : All the Great Hits

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